Clinging to Creativity: Whole Foods Raises the Bar on In-Store Décor

Known for its creative and colorful signage, Whole Foods’ South Region has a four-person team of artists dedicated to the creation of innovative décor. Anyone who has visited one of their locations is familiar with the vibrant, modern signs and advertisements. And with its in-house printing facilities, this store is an enthusiastic customer of both the LexJet Promo-Point Window Cling and Decals.

jar labels“The teams love them,” says graphic artist Whitney Harlos at the Chapel Hill location, “They’re perfect for patches on signage for when the artist isn’t here, custom signage on glass and mirrored fixtures, chalkboard materials of all sizes, and low-temp coolers.”

Prints That Win: In Flight With Twigs

Photographer Uldis Ilvess was on a road trip through South Carolina when he took his Sunset Print Award-winning photograph In Flight with Twigs. “We happened to drive by a small pasture with some private houses, and in between the houses was this fenced in area with a pond, and in the shrubs were these birds nesting there,” says Ilvess. The image of the bird with twigs in its mouth instantly captivated him.

Based in Des Moines, IA, Ilvess has been a photographer since the 1970s. The art form originally started out as a hobby for him before developing into a full career. He taught photography through a local art center, which he says was a mutually beneficial experience.

Imagine What’s Possible with LexJet at Dscoop in Phoenix

LexJet is revving up for this year’s Dscoop Conference, which is exploring the theme of “Imagine” on March 1-4 in Phoenix, AZ.

DscoopDscoop provides an international network of professionals who utilize HP Indigo, Scitex, High-End Latex and PageWide Web Press equipment. The conference this year will offer a blend of workshops, partner sessions and keynote speakers, in addition to breakout sessions and a plethora of networking opportunities.

The event will be emceed by Lior Suchard, Supernatural Entertainer and Mentalist, and the keynote speakers feature Billy Bean, Executive VP of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A’s; John Foley, former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels; and Doug Lipp, Former Head of Employee Training at Disney.

In LexJet’s booth #806, you can play a round of putt-putt golf for your chance to win a FREE gallon of Michelman’s Over Print Varnishes, so come say hi and putt a few balls. You’ll never need a mulligan with the protection, durability and quality that Michelman offers! We’ll also be hosting a 30-minute workshop discussing our new product line of OPVs as well as primers and how these products can benefit end users.

The four-day conference will also include the Inkspiration Awards, a showcasing of the most innovative and creative works put forth by companies and judged by a panel of industry experts. Among the awards being given is the Rod Key Marketing Excellence Award, which will honor a contestant who excels in self-promotion.

LexJet Talks Innovative Textile Printing with Sign & Digital Graphics

Sign & Digital Graphics magazine recently spoke to Jaimie Mask, product specialist at LexJet, about the burgeoning field of printable fabrics. In its January 2017 issue of the magazine, Sign & Digital Graphics highlights this growing industry of textile prints. fabricsGiven the demand for inkjet-printable fabrics, there has been an increasing need for technology that enables any type of digital printer to utilize the fabric.

While this technology is still somewhat new, LexJet offers a self-adhesive printable fabric called LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric. Versions of this product are compatible with aqueous, latex and solvent printers, and is often used in supermarkets, office buildings and other areas with wall murals. Mask explains the difference between this product and a similar one called Photo Tex.

“The difference between the two is that Photo Tex has more of a wider weave vs. the LexJet Print-N-Stick product having a tighter weave,” she says. “So the tighter weave gives better image quality.”

LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric wall mural
LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric wall mural

Mask goes on to explain that there are markets for both products, especially architecturally. This shift to fabrics is in part due to its durability. The advances in technology have improved the scratch and flame resistance, allowing them to be used in a variety of environments.

“This technology allows the ink to adhere with the fabric material, and you don’t have a scratching issue at all. You can fold and do everything you do with dye sub fabric,” says Mask, who considers these advances in technology to be “game changers” for many LexJet clients.

To read more on this exciting new technology, see the article in the January 2017 edition of Sign & Digital Graphics magazine.